The War Against Counterfeit Money

More than $750 billion in U.S. currency is in circulation: around $60 million of it is fake. As scanners and printers become more powerful, the Department of Treasury must try to out-tech the bad guys with increasingly sophisticated money. Meanwhile, most of us just spend our Lincolns on foot longs and never know the difference. Our latest infographic explains the state of counterfeiting and what we’re doing about it today.

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